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independent economist says would hurt our economy, would hurt real people on the field. there's no excuse for it. >> and the wells fargo report says maryland, virginia and of course washington, d.c. are the most vulnerable to the looming and widespread federal budget cuts. so if no deal is met, about 167,000 federal workers could be affected in prince george's, montgomery and howard counties. tomorrow county executives of all three will be holding a joint press conference pleading for a deal and one of them is with me right now. montgomery county executive, thanks for coming by. how did the three of you get together on this and what's the take away for tomorrow? >> unfortunately when you have the sequestration hit in all these counties, it's easy to come together and explain the negative impacts to our communities. >> we've been hearing about this for weeks. what is it you're going to tell lawmakers they. thought about. >> they've thought about it, they simply haven't acted as yet. we try to increase the pressure and engage every day citizens in terms of what can happen in hope they can l
. to reduce our deficits without harming our economy. but congress has to act. >> the white house wants a plan with smaller spending cuts and more revenue and taxes. republicans say the government is already too bloated and higher taxes should not be a part of the equation. >> the county executives from prince georges want to make sure people in their communities understand what will happen if those budget cuts go into effect march 1. >> as you know, we have a large number of federal employees here, but the problems and the impact go beyond that to every day workers. you name it, we'll be hit. >> the press conference this morning with all three county executives. federal workers in maryland could see their salaries. less funding for education in the state as well as teacher layoffs. >>> a four-year-old girl injured in a fire in southeast d.c. over the weekend has died. that fire began sunday morning, 3:00 a.m., 33rd street. everybody inside the house got out, except for the four-year- old girl who had to be rescued and rushed off to the hospital. the owner of the home was arrested. p
economy. but congress has to act. >> i mean for goodness sake, it was his proposal. it was his idea as he signed it into law and now he is going to tell us that oh, it is all our fault. >> reporter: a new poll shows that 40% of the americans believe that the budget cuts take effect here and that they cannot strike a deal. but it is a safe best bet. that 40% does not include many federal workers that will be facing those furloughs. wusa9 started a petition asking if they should face that there if they end up furloughed. if you would like to weigh in, go to our website and look for the petition on the home page here. so far more than 800 people have signed on as they sent letters to their lawmakers about it. >>> well this is a story that has been captured headlines for many days now. hackers linked to china breaking into the cyber systems and virtually every institution in town. now, some security experts suggest that they might have gotten their hands on enough information to map out just how we exercise power in this town, even the outgoing defense secretary said that cyber terrorism is a
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